Thursday, June 25, 2009

Pearls of Wisdom....170

1. Be joyous only for an increase in knowledge or in good works, for they are your two companions who will accompany you in your grave when your family, wealth, children, and friends stay behind. [Imam al Ghazali]

2. Every attribute that appears in the heart leaves traces on the limbs, and every action of the limbs can leave traces in the heart, so the relationship is reciprocal. [Zafar Othmani]

3. The quality of our supplication (dua) depends upon the purity of our hearts, for it is with our hearts that we connect to God. [Imam Mohammad Magid]

4. If you remember death and prepare for its coming, you will know endless joy when death arrives, whereas if you are complacent and procrastinate, death will come to you at an unforeseen moment and you will know regrets without end. [Imam al Ghazali]

5. Each of your breaths is a priceless jewel, can never be retrieved. Do not be like the deceived fools who are joyous because of an increase in their wealth while their life shortens. [Imama al Haddad]

6. The disobedience that begets humility and broken heartedness is better than the obedience that begets honor and pride. [Ibn Ata'Allah]

7. Whoever truly follow the Prophet (sws) do not have their own choice in matters. Rather, nothing stirs in their hearts except that which Allah and His messenger (sws) love. [Sahl al Tustari]

8. Be with the people in such a way that if you should die, they weep for you; and if you live, they long for you. [Ali radi Allah anhu]

9. If you do not believe that God can take you at this moment and make you one of His saintly believers (awliya), then you are ignorant of His power. [Ibn Ata'Allah]

10. Be not content with the stories of those who went before you----------go forth and create your own story. [Maulana Rumi]

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